Image from Force of Nature, a documentary about improvising dance artist Kirstie Simson, filmed and directed by Katrina McPherson and produced by Goat Media.
Force of Nature
By the Performance Garage, curated by Resident Artist duende
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Film Screening and Q&A with the Director Katrina McPherson
Force of Nature is a documentary featuring the renowned improvising dance artist Kirstie Simson. Over five years, Katrina McPherson filmed Kirstie Simson performing and teaching across Europe, culminating in a one-off performance with Michael Schumacher, Kenzo Kusuda and Dai Jian in July 2010. Force of Nature combines specially filmed performance, documentary footage and in-depth interviews with Kirstie, in which she talks about her life-long practice, and her passionate belief in the power of dance to bring people together and transform lives.
Kirstie Simson has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. She is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has "immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance". according to Time Out Magazine, London.
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